ROCHESTER, NY. (July 11, 2011) – Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery (RCR&R), the largest independent Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) company in New York, today announced that it was awarded NAID AAA Certification for Hard Drive Destruction and Sanitization Operations and has also earned the highest U.S. industry designation—R2/RIOS Certified Electronics Recycler®—for quality, environment, health and safety and data security throughout the electronics recycling process.

RCR&R was awarded the certifications following eleven days of extensive, internal audits conducted by an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board third-party auditor and is now the only New York based electronics recycler to hold all three of these exclusive certifications.

"Since 1995, RCR&R has been an innovative leader in the electronics recycling industry. These certifications are a testament to our organization and all of our employees who have consistently operated at such a high level with dedication to customer quality, data security, environmental stewardship, and professionalism" said Michael Whyte, RCR&R President.

R2/RIOS™ is the combination of two stringent accredited standards: the Responsible Recycling Practices (R2), developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS®), developed by the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).  The result is an exacting standard for responsible electronics reuse and recycling and recognition in the market via R2/RIOS certification as a Certified Electronics Recycler®.  Electronics recycling is a fast-growing industry that creates high-paying, green jobs and boosts the U.S. and global economy.

“Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery is a leader in the electronics recycling industry and has invested significantly to ensure that recycling is done the right way – responsibly and safely,” said Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) President Robin Wiener. 

The NAID AAA Certification for Hard Drive Destruction and Sanitization Operations was developed by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the trade association for the secure data destruction industry. The NAID Certification program establishes standards for a secure destruction process including such areas as operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process, responsible disposal and insurance.

“Almost every computer recycling company pays lip service to data security,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “But you know they are serious about it when they successfully complete the NAID Certification process. There are only a select group of 10 firms in North America that have qualified for the organization’s Sanitization Operations certification. “

About Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery (RCR&R):
RCR&R operates a 16-acre complex and employs more than 100 people in Victor, N.Y. The company focuses exclusively on preventing the risks surrounding technology “end-of-life” data security and environmental compliance for over 5,000 corporate, educational, institutional and municipal clients throughout New York and the northeastern United States. In addition to providing on-site services for its business clients, RCR&R created and manages the Ewaste Alliance Network, with over 225 registered collection sites across NY State. The Ewaste Alliance Network has proven to be the most innovative and convenient solution for recycling electronics in New York. For more information, please visit